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Yes: karate will help to develop your strength and balance, and teach you good form so that you don't injure yourself doing a punch or kick. If you are ONLY interested in self defense, then a martial art that is more street oriented may be of more help. For instance, krav maga and Jeet kune do train wearing shoes and not in bare feet. It is only for self defense and not for tournaments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do karate, so have to kick alot and recently ive been feeling when i kick my ankle clicks and starts to pain?
Can the Kick.: It's probably time to have your ankle evaluated. Clicking associated with pain could be the start of some developing issues with the ankle. I would reconsider the aggressive kicking until any concerns with the ankle can be ruled in or out. ...Read more
Rest: Rib injuries are pretty common in karate and MMA. Initially you may want to ice the sore ribs for 20 min at a time the first 3 days - most important time is right after the injury to limit swelling and bleeding. After that, it just takes time. We no longer recommend wrapping the chest with compression wraps because it will prevent you from taking full breaths and increase your risk of pneumonia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not technically: It is possible for a small tear of the hymen, however this will usually heal as long as there is no further trauma. There are groin protectors that women can wear if this is a big concern. Groin strikes are illegal in tournaments for both sexes, but accidents can happen so it is "possible". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can practicing karate stances (horse stance, bow stance, etc) and katas aggravate herniated discs or are they safe to practice?
I have an iliopsoas snapping that is painful since the past 1.5 yrs. Could it be a martial art (karate) injury due to repetitive falls?
Possibly: There are many possibilities why internal( iliopsoas) snapping hip begins.Some are anatomic or related to trauma or sports ( most common). Sometimes orthopedic surgeons who treat both types of 'snapping hip' syndrome commonly just don't know why it begins...Try to see a specialist who is comfortable treating your condition . Best of luck! ...Read more
Depends: The final say is your surgeon's. As a rule, i allow my laparoscopic hernia repair patients to begin full activity, including sports and weight lifting, in as little as 8 days. All depends on the site and technique. An open repair would have to wait 2-3 weeks - again based on site and technique. Good luck. ...Read more
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